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Omar rues delay in removal of AFSPA
SRINAGAR, Jul 24: Chief minister Omar Abdullah today said that "some people" will never find the time appropriate for withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state as they have a "liking" for these laws. "It is an ongoing discussion with the Centre. First, it was with the UPA and now the NDA government. Some people will never find the time appropriate because they have so much liking and love for these laws," Omar told r...
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Houses, shops damaged in Jammu flash floods
JAMMU, July 24: Several houses and shops damaged, road washed away and vehicular movement disrupted in torrential rain in Kangrail area of Jammu district in the wee hours of Thursday. According to reports, heavy downpour flooded Kangrail village, 15 kms from here, causing damage to many residential houses as well as shops. However, there was no report of any causality in the incident. Officials said following incessant rains past midnight wate...
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CET-Paper Leak Scam
HC gives two weeks to CB to file fresh status report
SRINAGAR, Jul 24: The High Court has asked the Crime Branch (CB) Kashmir to file fresh status within two weeks in Common Entrance Test (CET)-2012 paper leak scam. A division bench of the high court comprising of Chief Justice M M Kumar and Justice Hasnain Massodi passed the orders giving two weeks to the respondents to file fresh status report before the court. On July 2, while pulling up the crime Branch for its ‘lackadaisical approach’ adopt...
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Heat wave continues in Valley
SRINAGAR, Jul 24: Heat wave continues to persist across the valley. For past one week there has been a steep increase in the temperatures across the state of Jammu and Kashmir. People of the valley are yet to get some respite as the scorching heat has been giving a tough time to valleyites ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. During last many days the percentage of humidity has been extremely high in all the regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. The extreme h...
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PDP accuses NC of tearing hoardings
SRINAGAR, Jul 24: PDP today alleged that frustrated by the growing popularity of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its own decimation in recently held Lok Sabha elections, the National Conference has now stooped to a new low by tearing apart hoardings conveying Eid-ul-Fitr greetings to people. In a statement issued here, PDP General Secretary Mohammad Dilawar Mir said PDP hoardings had been put up at various public utilities across Amira K...
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Kunan Poshpora rape victims’ relatives stage protest
Accuse govt of being hand in glove with perpetrators of heinous incident
SRINAGAR, Jul 24: The relatives of victims of Kunan Poshpora on Thursday staged massive protest demonstration against state government accusing it of being hand in glove with the perpetrators of heinous incident. Leading the protest Abdul Ahad, a local of Kunan Poshpora said that despite the passage of 23 years, Government of Jammu and Kashmir and all its representatives continue to protect the Indian army for its crimes in Kunan Poshpora. Jav...
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Mirwaiz slams centre over AFSPA
SRINAGAR, Jul 24: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq todayridiculed government of India over the reports wherein it stated that time is not appropriate for AFSPA revocation in Jammu and Kashmir. Taking to KNS, Mirwaiz said that under a ‘conspiracy’, people in Kashmir are being ‘tortured’ with the use of these draconian laws. The Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman stated that the consensus has been evolved over suppressing the pe...
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'Infiltration bids can increase ahead of J&K polls'
NEW DELHI, Jul 24: With Assembly polls scheduled in Jammu and Kashmir for later this year, infiltration attempts from across the border are expected to increase, a top security official today said. "You would have seen that in the recent past a lot of infiltration attempts (in Jammu and Kashmir) have been thwarted but with the elections coming up later this year in that state you can only expect them to increase," NSG chief J N Choudhury said a...
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PDP’s propaganda on finance devoid of facts, full of hypocrisy: NC
SRINAGAR, July 24: National Conference (NC) today “lashed out at PDP for being brazenly hypocritical in its philosophical idealism on the financial realities and challenges faced by J&K.” The party said that PDP was trying to distort facts to augment a perennial negative propaganda that lacks an appreciation of the economic challenges and developmental needs of the state. National Conference spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu said PDP’s “high idealis...
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Court directs registration of FIR against CRPF officer, others
SRINAGAR, Jul 24: A local court has directed the senior superintendent of Police (SSP), Srinagar, to register an FIR against four persons including a CRPF officer for falsely implicating a man under fabricated attempt to rape and murder charges, reports CNS. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar, Virender Singh Bhau directed the SSP Srinagar to register an FIR against the CRPF officer, Satyaveer Singh Verma, who is second in Command to the Comman...
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Shopian killings
Report on killing of 5 in CRPF firing submitted
SRINAGAR, Jul 24: One-man commission headed by Justice (retd) M L Koul has submitted its report on the killing of five persons allegedly in CRPF firing in two separate incidents in Shopian district of Kashmir last year. "The report has been submitted to the government. It is now up to the government now what it will do with it," Justice Koul said today. He refused to divulge the contents of the report saying "It would inappropriate on my part t...
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Army foils another intrusion attempt on Mendhar LoC
MENDHAR, Jul 24: With no respite in infiltration bids, Army claimed to have foiled another infiltration bid in Balakote forward area along the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar tehsil of Poonch district, last night. Official sources said that last night at around 9.30 PM, group militants tried to sneak into this side from area falling between Balakote forward, Abbas and Dabi forward Posts in Balakote sector. A group of militants, taking advantag...
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Hideout busted in Doda, arms seized
JAMMU, Jul 24: Police and security forces claimed to have recovered grenades besides arms and ammunition from the hideout of militants during a search operation Bean Bharath forest area under the jurisdiction of Police Station Doda in the wee hours today. Police spokesman said that police on a tip off Police (Component Police) launched a search operation in Bean Bharath forests area under the jurisdiction of Police Station Doda today. A column ...
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Hurriyat (JK) leaders detained
SRINAGAR, Jul 24: Police today detained Hurriyat Conference (JK) leaders at UN military observers office here when they were there to hand over a memorandum. The leaders reached there with Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karatay leading them. Senior Hurriyat (JK) leader Shabir Ahmad Shah was placed under house and not allowed the march to UN office. The memorandum said, “We in Jammu and Kashmir highly appreciate your dynamic leadership and your...
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41 AK bullets recovered in Rajouri
RAJOURI, July 22: Police today claimed to have recovered some bullets of AK rifle from general forest area of Keri sector in Rajouri district. Official reports said that based upon specific inputs Special Operation Group (SOG) of JK Police under the supervision of SSP Mubassir Latifi launched a search operation in Malyalan forest range falling under Keri sector. During searches police recovered 41 bullets of AK-47 rifle from the forest area....
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Amid scorching heat Eid rush picks up
SRINAGAR, Jul 22: Despite the scorching heat the city markets are witnessing a huge hustle and bustle ahead of Eid-Ul-Fitr. Shoppers in large numbers are thronging the markets for shopping purposes. For past few days the markets are witnessing an immense rush of people particularly at the business hub Lal Chowk. As the festive fever grips people in huge numbers can be seen buying different commodities in preparations for Eid Ul Fitr. Although t...
> Guv appeals for normalcy
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> Visitors to public libraries decline in Valley
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> CAPD to open 7697 departmental sale outlets
Violating religious freedom
The ugly incident of a Shiv Sena MP from Maharshtra forcing an employee at Maharashtra Sadan to break his Roza through bullying tactics inspires shock, not only for the shameful conduct of the parliamentarian but also the brazen defence of the act by the Shiv Sena and even more for the criminal silence of the BJP lead government at the Centre. Neither has the government come out with any statement on the ugly episode, leave alone strongly condem...
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Regional conflicts pose threat to global order
By Dr Satish Misra
Shooting down of a civilian aircraft of Malaysian airlines MH17 on Thursday July 17 afternoon in eastern Ukraine in which 298 passengers were killed once again proves that the global order is in a deep crisis. The Boeing 777 bound for Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam met the tragedy when it was hit by a surface-to-air missile reportedly fired by Ukraine rebels who enjoy support of Russia. The tragic incident sparked off immediate finger-pointing be...
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The burden of inequity
By Badri Raina
It is a marvel of nature that worthwhile people may be found in the most unlikely places. Take Mr Jaitley; civilised in demeanour, a sophisticated listener, quick on the uptake and sharp in repartee, adroit deployer of the well-timed witticism, unimpressed by raucous cheerleaders even if on his own side of the aisle, and, party Whip forbid, equipped to recognise merit on the other side, however reluctantly. Yet, alas, the travails of office an...
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> The Origins of War - By Gwynne Dyer
Growing menace of beggary in J&K
Dear Editor, Beggary is an age old social evil especially in our country. India is becoming a safe haven of beggars. Begging has become a profession in india. The increasing population of beggars in the country is worrisome. It is estimated that there are nearly half a million beggars in the country and no doubt it will swell if we add occasionally beggars in the list then the number will be in millions. Our Jammu and Kashmir state is also in ...
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> Safety of pilgrims
> Priority for patients
> Welcome CJI initiative on government-bungalows
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Uproar in RS, LS over Sena MPs forcing fasting Muslim to eat
NEW DELHI, July 23 (Agencies): A Shiv Sena MP was caught on a video footage apparently force-feeding a fasting Muslim employee in the New Maharashtra Sadan here sparking outrage and a huge uproar in Parliament today amid demands for action against its MPs involved in the incident and calls to avoid giving communal tinge. As the unsavoury episode escalated into a major controversy, sources in the Sadan, which is the guesthouse of the Maharashtra...
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> Maoists explode railway track, no casualties
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Russia trained rebels who shot down MH17: US
WASHINGTON, July 23 (Agencies): Senior US intelligence officials said Russia trained and equipped separatists responsible for the shooting down of MH17 with a surface-to-air missile over Ukraine, but noted that the rebels may have targeted the plane presuming it to be a Ukrainian military jet. Officials released some sensitive intelligence information, including satellite images, to a select group of reporters yesterday claiming them to be evid...
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Talks between Sports Council employees, Committee member failed
JAMMU, July 21: Talks between Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council employees’ to resolve the issue of undue promotion to blue eyed employees and degradation of coaches have failed on Sunday. “ The minister for Youth Services and Sports and Secretary, Sports Council are aware of our demands and there was nothing new from them to offer,” employees said about the talks, which were held with the committee members. Employees who have went to...
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Govt promoting labour intensive manufacturing process: Min
NEW DELHI, July 23 (Agencies): The government was promoting labour intensive manufacturing process and increasing employment opportunities by encouraging tourism and agro-based industries, Rajya Sabha was informed today. The government was also reviewing apprenticeship scheme to enlarge participation of small and medium industries so as to enhance employability of youth in the country, Union Labour and Employment minister Narendra Singh Tomar s...
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